I had high hopes for a 5-mile run this morning, and decided that my best line of attack against the cold drop in temperature would be to first warm myself up with a hot bowl of apple-spice oats. Then maybe the wall of cold outside would feel refreshing instead of unbearable. 😉
- 1/4 c. oats
- 1/4 c. oatbran
- cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves
- about 1 T. raisins
- 1/2 an apple (while eating the other half in preparation 😉 )
- 1 c. milk + 1/2 c. water
- 2 T. wheatberries!!!
+ 2 T. pumpkin spice flax granola and 2 T. walnuts on top. I always forget to use wheatberries and how delicious they can be. I love the chew they gave my morning oats!
Whether my “line of attack” against the cool morning was psychological or actual, I really did feel refreshed and energized once I was outside and trotting along! I actually ended up feeling overly warm by the end. It’s such an adjustment trying to figure out how to dress in all of these different temperatures!
Since I was feeling warm by the end of my run, I started craving something cold for a snack (why can’t my body temperature just make up its mind, already? 😉 ) I decided to go with an oldie but goodie:
- 2 c. spinach
- 1 c. milk
- 1 frozen banana
And eaten with a spoon for optimum enjoyment. 😀
It wasn’t until after eating my morning snack and taking a quick shower that I suddenly remembered that I needed to show up early to hand in an assignment this morning! I ended up scrambling around the house, threw together a quick hummus & avocado sandwich with an orange, almonds and a cheesestick and dashed out the door. No pictures were taken in the rush of the moment, as I found myself running to class just in the knick of time. Phew..from there, I scrambled to the library where I spent a good, solid hour of studying (and eating!)
+ a mocha-walla bar for the ride home…I loved this flavor the first time I had it, but I wasn’t to wild about it this time! Maybe it was just old or something, but it was almost dry and flavorless. Strange!
For dinner, I was feeling “salad-ish.” I made a basic side salad but topped it with some fun!
- 3/4 c. kidney beans
- 4 green olives + 3 black olives, sliced
- last of the steamed carrots from the weekend
- homemade viniagrette: 1 tsp. olive oil + 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar + 1 tsp. orange juice + dry mustard and garlic powder.
+ a slice of toasted homemade whole wheat bread with a pat of butter
I dug into two of the leftover Thanksgiving gingersnap cookies for dessert. Simple but satisfying! 😀
For a snack tonight, I couldn’t decide if I wanted LIFE cereal or Honey Nut Cheerios…so I went with both. 😉 I used to love mixing cereals, because you get the best of both (or more!) worlds.
I’m pretty zonked right about now! I was thankfully able to finish a lot of a Case Study that’s due for Friday, but I need to go to bed early tonight so I can spend some good time studying for my biochemistry exam on Thursday! There’s so much to accomplish for this last week of classes!!
Hope you all had a great Monday back into the work/school week! 😀